I didn’t know about Notations when I found it in the Rare Book Room at the Strand Book Store. That said, I didn’t discover Notations any more than a hiker discovers Versailles. But that didn’t […]
Thaddeus Cahill was born 1867 in Oberlin, Ohio and by the age of 14 he’d built his first telephone receiver to play with and read Helmholtz’s On the Sensation of Tone, which set his fertile […]
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault is what it says—a place for the safekeeping of over 890,000 seed samples from nearly every country in the world. Why do we need it? Global food security.
Four members of Pussy Riot, the Russian protest-art collective, dressed in Russian police uniforms interrupted play 52 minutes into the World Cup final at Luzhniki Stadium, Moscow when they took to the pitch. The group’s […]
Marcel Duchamp published his 6 double-sided Rotoreliefs, he referred to them as optical entertainment, in 1935. These discs were meant to be ‘played’ on a turntable at 33 1/3.
It started innocently enough—I’d responded to an odious email from an angry and obnoxious reader who was responding to my Stereophile AWSI but asked JA and Stephen to give it quick read-through before I hit […]